MUSIC OF THE LOST CITIES
Video by Johanna Poethig (video) and Chris Brown (music)
Music of the Lost Cities an electronically animated shadow-play, inventing a futurist epic by drawing on the free association of sounds, images and text. The 30 minute piece evolved over 4 years of travels and performances in Southeast Asia, India and California, with residencies at Harrison House in Joshua Tree and premiere at Transi(en)t Manila 2014, Project Glocal. This psycho-geographical narrative explores time through imaginary characters, “the sub-colonials” who have reemerged in an innocent and suspended state navigating by sound in their media dreams through a post apocalyptic/futurist/familiar world of ruined landscapes.
The collaborators Johanna Poethig and Chris Brown are from Oakland, California.